Bitumen Surfacing

Advanced Bitumen Surfacing Techniques Improves Safety

Roads have been absolutely essential to modern society for thousands of years, and it’s long been recognised that by keeping roads well maintained and free from obstruction, delays in transportation is minimised, and adequate road safety is maintained.

One of the best ways of doing this is by using bitumen surfacing on our roads. Bitumen can be used to provide a sealed surface, meaning roads made of bitumen won’t break up or crack easily. This is ideal for roads that receive a great deal of traffic. If a bitumen road does become damaged in some way, they are also easy to repair.

The best features of bitumen surfacing however are the ability to provide skid resistance and surface water dispersal. Varying levels of skid resistance can be built into roads at key points, such as accident black spots and outside schools and residential homes. These specialised bitumen surfacing techniques increase the resistance of the road, and therefore allow vehicles to slow down quicker and resist the tendency for a car or truck to skid. Safety is therefore greatly improved.

Bitumen surfacing techniques also allow for improved surface water dispersal. By dispersing water efficiently, the risk of spray from other vehicles is reduced, and standing water on roads is nearly eliminated, reducing the risk of aquaplaning.

Adding both superior water drainage and skid resistance to a road is a great way to significantly improve safety. Roads these days can even use advanced bitumen surfacing to reduce noise levels.

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